View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cant't mount ntfs drive

July 3rd, 2008, 11:40 AM
I installed Ubuntu 8.04 and now I can't access windows and other ntfs partitions I installed NTFS tools but no use.

July 3rd, 2008, 11:46 AM
Did you install both ntfs-3g and ntfsconfig? You then need to go to Applications --> System Tools __. Ntfsconfig. If you did this, post output of
cat /etc/fstab

July 3rd, 2008, 11:51 AM
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda2 :
UUID=83f73bcf-d525-40e3-864d-88cae06ddd14 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/sda1 /media/windows ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
/dev/sdb5 /media/E ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0

July 3rd, 2008, 12:33 PM
Do mountpoints /media/E an /media/windows exist?

You can try adding user info to the ntfs lines in fstab. :

/dev/sdb5 /media/E ntfs-3g defaults,uid=1000,gid=100,umask=022,locale=en_US.U TF-8 0 0

July 3rd, 2008, 12:56 PM
/etc/fstab looks OK to me - unless anyone else can see a glaring problem, I'm not sure what to suggest.

July 3rd, 2008, 02:49 PM
Try going into your ntfs drive (if you are dual booting) and choose to 'shut down' on windows. Then turn your computer back and go into Ubuntu, see if that helps. I had the same problem occasionally with my system when I don't do shutdown on windows.

July 3rd, 2008, 04:49 PM
It is OK now after shutting down windows thanks